What is the Christian Motorcyclists Association?
- Christian Motorcyclists Association is an international organisation with the vision to change the world, one heart at a time.
- CMA is an international ministry, serving in over 30 countries worldwide, that takes the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bikers and befriends all.
- CMA is a non-profit, interdenominational organisation, dedicated to reaching people for Christ in the highways and byways through motorcycling.
- CMA is not a club, but a ministry.
The Christian Motorcyclists Association New Zealand was formed in 2006 by a group of individual riders with a passion for motorcycling and a passion for serving Jesus Christ.
Their vision was to provide an organisation that met, not only for social gatherings and rides, but would also provide spiritual encouragement for Christian Motorcyclists to fulfil the great commission as set out by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
CMA’s primary function is to show motorcyclists the way to Christ. Jesus said “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1:17). The motorcycles and activities are used as bait to fish for men. We ride as followers of Jesus in order to win others to Him. This idea is stated in our Motto – “Riding for the Son”. The idea is to present Jesus relevant to the present day motorcycling society without compromise. Compromise will kill our witness.
Our second goal is to encourage fellowship amongst Christian motorcyclists, each in a motorcycle chapter with activities that are wholesome.
Thirdly we are instructed to teach or disciple (Matthew 28:20) our converts. This is done through Bible Study courses, seminars, Christian rallies and practical application through outreach.